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An key development in mental health has been the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, into areas of WA. This roll-out is scheduled to continue across the state, and as a healthcare provider, you need to know how the NDIS can assist and benefit the lives of your clients, along with their families and carers.
As a service provider, what do I need to know about the NDIS?
The NDIS provides fully funded and customised support for people living with a mental health condition or a physical impairment that is enduring. The NDIS will ensure every Australian aged 0-65 with an eligible disability is given fair and equitable access to funding and services. Health care and service providers can assist people to learn about the NDIS and refer them to NDIS service providers for further support and assistance with the NDIS.
Experts in Mental Health Recovery and the NDIS
With over 40 years’ experience in recovery and mental health support, Richmond Wellbeing offers personalised support services which are culturally and socially safe. These include Community Services, Supported Accommodation, the Hearing Voices Network of WA and the WA ‘Rainbow Tick’ Community of Practice. As a leader in NDIS service provider support, Richmond Wellbeing has delivered specialised NDIS training in all states and territories. With our thorough understanding and experience in both recovery and the NDIS, we are perfectly equipped to support your client under the National NDIS or WA NDIS. Give every Australian the opportunity to recover a good life.
Referrals and Applications
Referrals to Richmond Wellbeing services are simple and straight forward. Referrals can be made by anybody, including case managers, mental health service providers, social services and other health providers.
Once a referral is received, Richmond Wellbeing will contact the referring case manager within 5 working days, to will let you know if, on initial assessment, your client’s application matches Richmond Wellbeing criteria. We will then arrange an interview with the person seeking a service. Shortly after we will contact the case manager to discuss the outcome of the referral.
If you have a client looking for mental health supports or NDIS services, refer them to Richmond Wellbeing today.
WA ‘Rainbow Tick’ Community of Practice
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly, through a process of collective learning. In a first for WA, Richmond Wellbeing has commenced the WA ‘Rainbow Tick’ Community of Practice – bringing a range of mental health, community health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) and disability service providers together to build capacity, cohesion and responsiveness to LGBTI inclusive practices in the community services sector in Western Australia.
If you or your organization is interested in joining the Richmond Wellbeing Community of Practice or would like to know more about what membership entails, call our Program Manager on (08) 9350 8800 or contact us today.